OK, so, the bike is now purring the kind of purr that puts a smile on your face.
I had the luck of meeting a guy that has owned numerous LC4s throughout his life & he was able to help me out.
The bototm line was I haven't had a chance to get to know the bike to know was normal for the bike...
So the "problems" and "fixes" are as below:
Radiator hose popping off - new clamp - old one bad and vibrated loose
Bike operating too hot - idle set too high
Bike will die unless at a higher RPM - adjusted the air/fuel mix
Metallic rattling noise when not on the gas - shortened chain - no noise
Bike hard to start - dumb me learned how to properly kick start the bike
(although I am still having trouble with the electric start... I still need to test the battery... time is something I do not have a lot of)
So needless to say I am back and happy with my bike